Afternoon Jam Session

Are you woke? The Afternoon Jam Session brings together some of the nation’s leading young poets, Jookin’ innovator Lil Buck, writer/activist Yosimar Reyes, and more special guests for a spirited hour of cross-disciplinary performance, collaboration, and discussion. Lyrical, musical, and physical acrobatics will introduce ideas and issues central to this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival — from truth and identity to making it in the America we know. This session is led by dancer turned director Damian Woetzel.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Arts

With boundless creativity and irrepressible energy, 306 Hollywood memorializes and honors the life of the filmmakers’... See more
Join Dan Porterfield and Kitty Boone in kicking off the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Featuring conversations with Jeffrey... See more
What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 100,000) is one of the... See more
After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland to live for... See more
For our annual signature event in the Benedict Music Tent, the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival hosts former secretary of... See more
Moved by her own deep hunger to belong — to have an identity that matters and a tribe of her own — Alex Wagner, author... See more

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